Nestled in a quiet part of Solana Beach near the library, Rudy’s boasts usual suspects like burritos and enchiladas. However, there’s a section labeled “street tacos” that includes carne asada, carnitas, cabeza (head), lengua (tongue), al pastor and chicken.
My introduction to Filipino food was at a potluck at my first job. I was delighted by the homemade pancit (stir-fried rice noodles), chicken adobo (stewed in a soy sauce and vinegar-based sauce) and lumpia (fried egg rolls).
I became acquainted with Rachel Caygill’s desserts after a three-month stint preparing for a standardized test. Some sixth sense had me ordering pie, with cherries baked soft, but still toothsome and soaked in syrupy sauce.